Study Abroad – inbound

Travelling is an education in itself. Getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing other cultures can expand your horizons and worldview in a way no textbook can.

Inject some adventure into your degree by studying a semester abroad at Notre Dame in Australia.

Notre Dame is a leading Australian university which spreads coast-to-coast with campuses in Sydney, New South Wales on the east coast, to the port city of Fremantle in Perth, Western Australia.

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  • Study programs

    Study Abroad Course Guide & Syllabus: Fremantle | Sydney

  • Field trips - Sydney

    A range of day trips and experiences are available for our Study Abroad students.

    South Pylon, Sydney
    200 stairs to the Plyon Lookout with fantastic views of the city, the harbour and the Harbour Bridge. Discover the history and construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    Aboriginal Culture Cruise, Sydney
    Harbour cruise to discover the stories of the Eora, Cadigal, Guringal, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people.

    Quarantine Station, Sydney
    Explore Australia’s history by visiting the site once used for the quarantine of migrants and travellers suspected of carrying contagious disease. Learn about the early settlers’ experience of migrating to Australia.

    Hunter Valley, Sydney
    Spend the day surrounded by peaceful bushland and breathtaking mountain views. See a kangaroo while bush walking, tour the gardens or simply enjoy delicious handmade cheeses and decanted chocolates.

    Blue Mountains, Sydney
    Experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. You’ll see the Three Sisters rock formation in Katoomba and enjoy one of Australia’s most spectacular National Parks.

  • Field trips - Fremantle

    Australian Outback and Indigenous Culture program

    ARTS3750 Australian History and Society

    If you are enrolled in ARTS3750 Australian History and Society you will have the opportunity to participate in the unique encounter/immersion field trip which has been designed to take advantage of the opportunities provided by our location in Western Australia.

    During the five to six day field trip, traditional land owners share the ancient beauty, mystery and diverse culture of their people and their land. Students will learn about Aboriginal history and culture and experience some aspects of the unique Australian outback firsthand in the Kimberley or Albany regions.

    Some home institutions provide part or full subsidy for the cost of this fieldtrip. Check with your home Study Abroad Office for the specific details of your program. It is essential that you have selected this course prior to leaving for Australia, so that numbers for the fieldtrips are known. The University will ensure that the most competitive price is available for group bookings.

    A fee is associated with these fieldtrips, payable to the University. For more information email

  • Policy

    Participating students must comply with the University’s General Regulations and the Student Code of Conduct.

  • Pre-departure guide

  • How to apply

    If you are studying at one of our partner institutions you can apply for Notre Dame through your institution’s International or Study Abroad Office.

    If you are not from a partner institution you can apply directly to the University of Notre Dame Australia by completing an application form and submitting to

    All international students must meet our minimum English language proficiency requirement unless your first language is English as approved by the Department of Home Affairs.

    IELTS Academic6.5 overall, with no individual band score lower than 6.0
    Cambridge Academic English (CAE)176 overall, with no individual band score lower than 169
    Pearson Test for English (PTE)58 overall, with no individual band score lower than 50
    TOEFL (IBT)84 overall, with no score lower than 21 in writing and no other band score lower than 17

    *Please note: The University of Notre Dame can only accept English language tests that are valid for two years from date of completion

  • Application dates

    Nomination and application dates for 2020 are listed below. If you are interested in applying and the date has passed, please contact us directly at

    Semester 1 (Spring Semester – Northern Hemisphere): February – June
    Nomination due date for partner universities: 15 November of previous year
    Application due date: 30 November of previous year

    Semester 2 (Fall Semester – Northern Hemisphere): July – November
    Nomination due date for partner universities: 15 April of same year
    Application due date: 1 May of same year

  • Scholarships

    Notre Dame is a participant of the Gerald Frank Brown Scholarship supporting students from the UK and Europe to study in Western Australia. Click here for more information and the application form.

    Check with your home institution about any scholarships or funding that is available to support you studying abroad.

  • Enrolment

    The courses available for you to study at Notre Dame are listed under the Study Programs: FremantleSydney. Typically students will take 4 or 5 courses per semester.

    Some courses have listed prerequisites. This means you need to have taken a course prior to enrolling. If you are unsure if you meet the prerequisites please contact the Study Abroad Office directly.

    You will receive an Enrolment Form to complete as part of your offer pack. Complete this form based on your more preferred courses, ensure it is approved by your home University and submit to

    Your enrolment will be finalised prior to your arrival at Notre Dame however you will be given the opportunity to make changes to your enrolment during orientation week and up to two weeks into semester. You will not receive your schedule / timetable until you arrive in Australia.

    If you are uncertain whether particular courses will be credited towards your major, please discuss with your home institution Study Abroad or Course Coordinator.

  • Accommodation

    The Fremantle campus has on-campus accommodation available across three Halls of Residence. Study abroad and exchange students are provided a place as part of their offer. See accommodation to find out more about where you will be living.

    Study abroad and exchange students are required to source their own accommodation. The Sydney campus does not provide on-campus accommodation. To find out more about your options, see accommodation.

  • Fees

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